Feb 26, 2013 8:00pm PST
, on monday nights that happens to jack occasionally. he throws it to michelle obama. last night we said we have nothing against the first lady, in fact, i like her and i think she has done good work in the public service with the weight and the exercise and all of that this was a very slick piece of propaganda. you see the military people in the background orchestrated by harvey weinstein a fanatical obama supporter. all of this playing to the obama's strength. was there anything wrong with this in a general sense? not ideological. >> i wasn't disturbed ideologically. the problem i is is you you bic question at ubiquity. he is at the super bowl. he is at the classic. the basketball game on aircraft carrier. he does his brackets for the ncaa on live television. and now you get michelle at the oscars. is there nowhere where we can be in the absence. even a temporary absence of this couple? and that's perhaps -- well, that's perhaps why you get an increase in scuba diving in the country. one place where you feel safe. >> there is a place that you cannot see them and that would be on -- no, i'
Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
lady michelle obama attended her funeral last weekend, and the president highlighted her death in his appeal for new gun laws in tuesday's state of the union address. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. ( applause ) they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> warner: echoes of the mass shootings in newtown also hung over a morning ceremony at the white house today, as mr. obama awarded presidential citizens medals. six of the 18 recipients were educators who died trying to protect students at sandy hook elementary school. to help put this in focus, we are joined by lynn sweet. she's a columnist and washington bureau chief for the "chicago sun-times," and has covered the windy city for decades. lynn, welcome back. watching this event today t seemed a very personal one for president obama. >> margaret, absolutely. this was in the city that spawned his local career and in the neighborhood where he
Feb 13, 2013 8:00am PST
house. now you may remember the sergeant munley sat with first lady michelle obama during the president's 2010 state of the union address. you can see her right there. munley says that she was told that the victims of that shooting would be taken care of but instead, she says she feels betrayed. >> not to the least little bit have the victims been taken care of. in fact they have been neglected very badly. >> so the president's promise was not fulfilled? >> no. >> reporter: munley was shot three times that day as she and her partner took on major nidal hasan likely preventings more deaths. part of what is also so disturbing about this story that munley has been laid off from her job at fort hood's civilian police force. munley and other victims there are now suing the government because the government characterized the attack as work place vie ends are and not terrorism. that designation they say doesn't give them adequate access to medical care and also financial benefits. they say that the wounds should be characterized as combat-related. by the way, jon, we should mention we just got